To celebrate our 4th birthday, we bring you our 200th release - the fantastic new album from Amygdala. Pillars Of Creation is Amygdala's 6th release on BFW recordings and follows on from the previous five albums - a nice mix of ambient electronica with hints of psy trance and ambient dub. Give your ears a treat and download it right now! Amygdala is the stage name of László Néder from Hungary. He has been playing the guitar for 20 years and is a member of a rockband, but he started to making... Topics: amygdala, projects, bfw, ambient, electronica, psy, trance, IDM, ambient dub
More details / alternative download: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/Voda-i-Ryba/AmericaEP/ Recorded by Michail Nesterov. Cover art by Alina Yudina. Quite a change of pace from recent BFW releases. Voda-i-Ryba, now based in Saint Petersburg, combine indie, post rock, jazz and blues into something that is somehow both intimate and epic. EP «America». Melancholic and hearty, but nervous homage to the culture of the Continent from New England to Mississippi. Devoted to William Faulkner, Robert... Topics: Voda-i-Ryba, BFW, Krasnodar, Saint-Petersburg, indie, rock, trip hop, jazz, alt-country,...
More info / alternative download: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/AlbumInADay/Vol10/ On Saturday 22nd August 2015, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were collected and put together as an album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download under a Creative Commons licence! These albums are always a lot of fun. We never know what we are going to get but having so little time seems to... Topics: bfw, album in a day, ambient, indie, electronic, IDM, experimental, Berlin School, drone,...
The third release on BFW recordings from Russian indie band |sistra| The sound is a mix of indie guitars and electronics and delicate yet powerful post rock. This EP features a live version of Tiny Boat. The studio version will be released soon. |sistra| is a indie-electronic rock band from Kabarovsk, Russian Federation Spreading their music via the internet they gained some recognition among Russian independent music scene. Some singles are in rotation on several Russian radio stations across...
The new collection of beautiful, peaceful songs from Manchester's Poodleplay Arkestra. A new release from Poodleplay Arkestra is always something to look forward to. Their music, although influenced by many, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno among them, inhabits a special place all of its own. Guitars, piano, strings and soundscapes cascade around you. A wonderful piece of work. More at poodleplayarkestra.bandcamp.com Topics: poodleplay arkestra, bfw, theory of colour, ambient, experimental
More details / alternative downloads: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/Dozelimit/SuperluminalArts/ A wonderful apocalyptic BFW debut from Dozelimit, a band based in Russian city Omsk (in south west Siberia). 55 minutes of glorious shoegazing soundscapes and post rock noise. Dozelimit on the web: dozelimit.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/dozelimit vk.com/dozelimit Topics: dozelimit, bfw, omsk, siberia, russia, post rock, indie, shoegaze
On Saturday, 7th April 2012, musicians around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day - all on the same day! The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! After the success of Album In A Day volumes 1-3, we had to do this all over again. The enthusiastic response from listeners and everyone involved is fantastic. Remember, none of the music on this album existed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, album in a day, compilation, ambient, glitch, electronic, indie, experimental, new age,...
The second release on BFW recordings from The Sunshine Factory is a fantastic shoegaze pop album. There are big beats, lush vocals and full on wall of sound guitars. Topic: sunshine, factory, vintage, revolution, bfw, recordings, shoegaze, dreampop
The third BFW compilation featuring music from current and future releases from BFW recordings. Showcasing a wide and varied selection of music - indie, ambient, shoegaze, experimental and much more - from across the world. Topics: bfw, recordings, ambient, shoegaze, electronica, experimental, compilation, glitch, indie
A wonderful emotive album. Both delicate and powerful. Hints of Slowdive and Sigur Ros - which can't be a bad thing. More fantastic shoegaze influenced music from Indonesia. KORINE CONCEPTION ON THE WEB: MySpace facebook Topic: korine, conception, bfw, recordings, shoegaze, post, rock
More info / alternative download: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/AlbumInADay/Vol9/ An album of music completely written and recorded in one day! On Saturday 6th September 2014, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was be released as a free download under a Creative Commons licence! These albums are always a lot of fun. We never... Topics: bfw, ambient, experimental, indie, shoegaze, hip hop, noise, chill, album in a day
Cover painting by Dina Chhan. More at www.artistdina.com The sublime new album from Ketsa. Ketsa's sixth album on BFW is a precisely crafted, beautiful mix of electronics, percussion, acoustic instruments and atmospheres. Those of you who have heard Ketsa's music will know you're in for a treat. Ketsa on the web: www.ketsa.co.uk www.myspace.com/ketsad soundcloud.com/ketsa_music Topics: bfw, ketsa, ambient, electronic, acoustic, experimental, soundtrack, soundscape
More info / alternative downloads: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/Lakewaves/LakewavesVol2 All music written by Devin Powers and Graham Marlowe. All production and mixing by Devin Powers with exceptions for track 3, 6, and 9 by Graham Marlowe Track 3 Welcoming the Dawn (featuring CooKeDmusic) recorded & Mixed by CooKeDmusic, Written/Performed by Graham Marlowe & Joel Nesbit Track 6 Burning Daylight recorded & mixed by Cheyne Trost; mastered by Will Bailey; keyboards & composition... Topics: lakewaves, sinerider, graham marlowe, ambient, shoegaze, bfw, electronica, idm, experimental
Vladislav Buben returns to BFW with one of the best and most interesting releases of 2012 (in my humble opinion). Layered electronics, manic voices and saxophones that defy much description. The mini-album by the Belarusian electronic musician Vladislav Buben is dedicated to his Swedish friend Margarethe Műntzing-Kuhn. Vladislav says about Margarethe: “She is the person who with her love and positive attitude to life has influenced me and many others creating a different look at the world... Topics: bfw, buben, electronic, post electronic, experimental, soundscape
Improvised, recorded, mixed and mastered 10/26/13 at Worthless research Studios, Madison, WI Jonathan Ewald - 6 string bass, synth, effects, knives, AM radio, artwork Jonathan Ewald returns to BFW under his moniker litmus0001 with a beautiful album of brooding atmospheric ambience. View on BFW: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/litmus0001/living litmus0001 : www.facebook.com/litmus0001Ambient ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, ambient, music, soundscape, drone, experimental, electronic, atmospheric
The third release on BFW from Amygdala Projects is an EP of grandiose ambient electronica. László Néder has once again brought an expertly crafted mix of film soundtrack tension, ambient dub and chilled psychedelic ambience. Amygdala Projects is the stage name of László Néder from Hungary. He has been playing the guitar for 20 years and is a member of a rockband called TerraLuna. He started to making electronic music about 5 years ago, first time just "for the living room". In... Topics: bfw, amygdala projects, ambient, electronica
Bing Satellites returns with the fourth release in as many months. 'Time' is an ambient album but it is emotive and psycheldelic, touched by Bing's love of shoegaze and experimental music. The sounds on this album come from a wide variety of sources - synths, laptop, guitar, clapped ot old keyboards and objects lying around Bing's studio in Manchester. Topics: bfw, bing satellites, ambient, experimental
A mammoth debut album from Russian indie rockers The Slides. 'Soma' is an album indie guitar rock, clearly influenced by britpop and sounding like something between M83 and Oasis. Valued as the nectar of the gods, ‘Soma’ was a ritual drink of importance among the Indo-Iranians, possessing great strength and giving an overwhelming sense of tranquility to those who’d taste it. It was not randomly chosen as the album’s name as the band’s LP is as pleasantly intoxicating, especially, when... Topics: indie, alt, post rock, bfw
Phillip Wilkerson returns to BFW with the third release from his ambient project Janes scenic drive. What Phillip has created is an album of such immense beauty. You will fall into the music and it will carry you off on a journey through happiness and sadness, through delight and mystery. Download the album and share it with your friends! Phillip Wilkerson began creating ambient music in 2005, after many years of experimenting with various types of synthesizers, sound modules, guitars, and... Topics: bfw, phillip wilkerson, janes scenic drive, ambient
The sixth compilation from BFW recordings, featuring music from current and future BFW releases, from October 2010 to January 2011. This is a great album - a fantastic, rich and eclectic mix of music - soft pianos, warm ambient, glitchy beats, guitar drones, ambient shoegaze pop (yes, we've decide that is a genre!) and much more - all available to download for free from BFW recordings. Cover photograph by Fiona Burgin. Topics: ambient, chill, idm, electronica, bfw, shoegaze, experimental, drone
More info / alternative downloads: ,a href="http://www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/PoodleplayArkestra/MonochromeBirds/">www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/PoodleplayArkestra/MonochromeBirds/ It is with great cheer that we welcome the return of Manchester's very own Poodleplay Arkestra. Always a highlight of our catalogue, this new EP is four new songs in the unique style of Poodleplay Arkestra, influenced by the ambient and experimental music giants and much more. Treat yourself! Listen... Topics: poodleplay arkestra, bfw, manchester, electronic, acoustic, experimental, ambient, chill, soundtrack
It must be that time of year! After the success of The BFW Christmas Album 2010 last year, we bring you this year's offering of Christmas cheer. 85 minutes of brand new festive loveliness - ambient, indie, electronica and much more - for you to enjoy over the holiday season and beyond. So crack open the egg nog (or maybe something a bit less, well, noggy) and enjoy. Feel free to share it with your family and friends or on your blog or website. Merry Christmas! tracklist: 01. Eko_Fisk -... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: bfw, christmas, festive, ambient, indie, electronica, experimental, new age, drone, soundscape
An album of quiet piano-based ambient music from Bing Satellites. www.bingsatellites.com Also available on CD from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com Live music is a wonderful thing! During February and March 2013, I started rehearsing for my first public concert as Bing Satellites. I've performed live before but always as part of a band or what-have-you, or in the comfort of my home studio with lots of synths, guitars and other instruments close at hand. However, for these rehearsals, I tried to have... Topics: bing satellites, bfw, music, ambient, piano, experimental, improvisation, atmospheric, quiet,...
On Saturday 25th May 2013, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! There is a whole range of music - ambient, folk, glitchy electronica, indie and everything in between. Remember, none of the music on this album existed before Saturday 25th May 2013. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this... Topics: bfw, album in a day, ambient, electronic, indie, folk, glitch, experimental, compilation,...
More details / alternative downloads / buy the mini CD: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/BingSatellites/Arkosund/ www.bingsatellites.com/releases/arkosund/ An EP of abstract and epic electronic ambient music recorded in beautiful, frozen surrounding on the Baltic coast with great company, on my trip to Sweden in January 2015. Many thanks to everyone in Arkösund for the invitation and for your generosity. Topics: bing satellites, bfw, ambient, electronica, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, ambient...
More details / alternative downloads: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/AlbumInADay/Vol8/ On Saturday 29th March 2014, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were collected and put together as an album. The day after that, the album was released. Artists taking part often post their progress on the facebook event page, so feel free to join and spread the word! This project has been a lot of fun over the years... Topics: bfw, album in a day, ambient, electronic, hip hop, indie, folk, experimental, drone
Brand new music from an international collaboration between piper_ben (Germany), Getzel (Mexico) and Bing Satellites (UK). The album is a mix of piano, glitched electronics and ambient landscapes. This collaboration has happened very quickly with much enthusiasm from all three, so expect more music very soon. Watch the video for Swimming With The Fishes Watch the for Estigia video created by jaime Rguez Vm All The Lost Souls on the web: www.facebook.com/allthelostsouls... Topics: all the lost souls, bing satellites, piper_ben, getzel, bfw, ambient, experimental, piano, glitch,...
A celebration of ten years of wonderful music from one of London's most original producers. 'Time's Eye Transition' is another experimental ambient masterpiece with glitchy and world micropbeats that are uniquely Ketsa. The album features a track from every year of the last decade, showcasing this brilliant and unique talent. OTHER RELEASES: Eleven [BFW006] 25 May 2009 the x inside [BFW028] 21 December 2009 KETSA ON THE WEB: MySpace End Daze Recordings
All tracks composed/arranged/produced by Poodleplay Arkestra. Total running time: 13:54 The second release on BFW recordings by Manchester's Poodleplay Arkestra is another fantastic EP. And again, hard to define. This is warm ambience - the Jon Hassell/ Brian Eno influence is there, but there is something else that gives this EP a unique character. Get it downloaded! OTHER RELEASES: Windy Miller's Cocaine Years [BFW003] Released 13 April 2009 POODLEPLAY ARKESTRA ON THE WEB: MySpace Poodleplay... Topics: poodleplay, arkestra, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental
More details: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/Telegraph909/Transmit/ Canadian producer Denis Desjardins returns to BFW with a second album of short electronic pieces. Berlin School style sequencers and warm electronics. Telegraph 909 on the web: www.denisdesjardins.me Topics: telegraph 909, bfw, electronic, experimental, berlin school, ambient
Lively and full on. The poppiest of dream pop. Shoegaze influenced, guitar drenched melodies accented and supported by samples, honey sweet tone driven vocals and old school dance beats. Topic: sunshine, factory, bfw, recordings, dream, pop, shoegaze, indie
Some musicians seems unhindered by genre and technique. Here we have a mix of real instruments, electronics and vocals to produce an ever-changing and very pleasing EP. dmyra on the web: www.metaforr.org Topics: dmyra, bfw, experimental, electronic, glitch, indie, ambient, acoustic, nowave, noage
Please note - this album has been moved. You can find the whole album here - http://www.archive.org/details/IHeardSomethingInTheDistanceVol1 Thanks for your patience. Brin (BFW Recordings) 30 August 2009 ( 2 reviews )
The second BFW compilation featuring music from current and future releases from BFW recordings. A wide and varied selection of music - indie, ambient, shoegaze, experimental and much more - from across the world, with artwork by the wonderful Anggie Wave. For more information on this release, please visit Tracklist: 01. The Sunshine Factory - My Sugar Cane 02. Hollydrift - Great Northern Day 03. The Telegraph Reverb - Blue Sea 04. Chris Fordham - Took A Walk 05. MagicVan - Arranged 06.... Topic: bfw, recordings, ambient, electronica, shoegaze, experimental, rock, indie,
On Saturday 13 August 2011, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a new song, completely and from scratch in one day. The next day, those songs were collected together as an album. On Monday 15 August 2011, the album will be released as a free download by BFW recordings under a Creative Commons licence (click for more details). The last two times we have done this has been a huge success - albums of original new ambient, electronica, indie and much more, and this album is no... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, album in a day, compilation, ambient, indie, post rock, electronica, glitch, new age
New single. Sparkle Afternoon is an Indonesian pop minimalist band (according to the band's own definition) with indiepop, post-rock, shoegaze and britpop elements. The name is derived from the bright-bright afternoon in 19th December 2007. The band consists of Ratih Kemala Dewi (vocals), Diki Setiadi (guitar), Wama Kurnia (bass), Yogie (guitar), Riska Rachmawati (keyboards) and Tedy Wijaya (drums). Original keyboardist Dina left in May 2007. The band is based in Bandung, Indonesia. Topics: sparkle, afternoon, gorgeous, indie, pop, post, rock, shoegaze, britpop, bandung, indonesia
The third in the series of live, improvised ambient albums. Another 17 quiet ambient songs - mainly piano and baritone guitar - with 17 accompanying photographs. How the music is created: A 16 bar phrase is played. That phrase is fed into a slowly decaying 16 bar loop, similar to the one used in Twilight Sessions. That loop is fed into a slowly decaying 6 bar loop which repeats the first loop every 6 bars, so that soon, there are several layers of the original phrase that interact and create... Topics: bfw, bingsatellites, ambient, piano, soothing images, generative, peaceful, improvisation
Ketsa returns to BFW with yet another outstanding album. Nearly an hour of beautiful and intricately delicate songs filled with samples, beats and live instruments and percussion. Seriously, you have to listen! Topic: ketsa, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental, IDM
|sistra| return with a fantastic indie pop single. A crisp production with those sweet (Jonsi inspired) vocals and the music are delicate and powerful all at once. And we have more from this Russian band over the next few months! |sistra| is a indie-electronic rock band from Kabarovsk, Russian Federation. Spreading own music from internet they gained some recognition among Russian independent music scene. Some singles are in rotation on several Russian radio stations across the country. Radio... Topics: bfw, sistra, indie, post rock, pop
The new ambient EP from Swedish producer Meteer. More of what we have come to expect from Meteer - crisp, minimalist ambient electronic soundscapes that are quiet and beautiful. Another fantastic free download from BFW recordings. Meteer is Björn Asserhed from Sweden, also known as 'Meteer' has been making electronic music for many years. He is part of the Linköping based music collective 'Dogma Noveau' and has done a couple of net releases, collaborative projects, some remixes and live... Topics: ambient, electronic, soundscape, minimalist, bfw, meteer
More info / buy the CD: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/BingSatellites/Rain/ Released as part of the very first Netlabel Day An album of abstract ambient music inspired by city life on my home town of Manchester, UK. Manchester is a busy, cosmopolitan university city. A city that has been the birthplace of so much science, music, art, political struggle and so much more besides, something that we proud Mancunians are not afraid to boast about. This is not a chillout album, although some will... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bing satellites, rain, bfw, manchester, ambient, electronic, drone, experimental, soundscape,...
Eko_Fisk's seventh release on BFW recordings. This is an astonishing piece of work. The quality, chilled electronic ambience of Eko_Fisk has reached another level here. In his own words - Eno, Martin Hannett, in Paris, and it's freezing cold. This is probably some of the best I've done yet. Releases by Eko_Fisk: Somewhere [11 March 2013] Neptune [23 July 2012] The Wait [14 May 2012] Solid State [16 January 2012] Treeline [7 November 2011] They Live [27 June 2011] Bad Weather [25 October 2010] Topics: ekofisk, Eko_Fisk, bfw, ambient, electronic, electronica, IDM
On Saturday 18th August 2012, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! You can download the original version of Album In A Day volume 5 at archive.org/details/AlbumInADayVol5 Mark Blood has taken all the music from that album and mixed it into two rather wonderful DJ mixes. You can hear more at... Topics: bfw, mark blood, album in a day, remixed, dj mix, ambient, indie, experimental, drone, glitch,...
The sixth album in the Twilight Sessions series. Like the first five volumes, this is an album of completely improvised, live ambient music. Each piece starts as a blank canvas. The music is built around a long, slowly decaying loop. Notes are added from synths, guitar, voice and clarinet and over time, they built into grand, atmospheric soundscapes. Sometimes, however, I forget to press record when something wonderful is created. On these occasions, I can only capture the loop that has already... Topics: bfw, bing satellites, ambient, twilight sessions, live, experimental, soundscape, improv
The second release on BFW recordings by Michael Cowhey. Voyage into the Unknown is a short collection in seven parts. It is a mix of ambient soundscapes and lush strings and other orchestral sounds built around a central theme Topics: michael cowhey, voyage into the unknown, bfw, ambient, cinematic, chill